Emily Nichols has been appointed General Manager at Kimpton Alton Hotel in San Francisco

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants today announced the appointment of Emily Nichols as General Manager of Kimpton Alton Hotel, the newest hotel for its boutique hotel group in San Francisco. In her new role, Nichols will oversee the operations of the 248-room hotel designed in partnership with Kara Mann in the city’s popular Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood.

Emily Nichols joined the Kimpton Alton Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf as General Manager after experience in San Francisco as General Manager of the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel in Japantown. Previously, she worked as Assistant General Manager at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Union Square. Emily has nearly 15 years of hospitality experience from hotels across the country – her background includes multiple staff assignments including in Mendocino, CA and Palm Beach, Florida.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Emily spent time in New York City as COO of the Dream Hotel Group and Director of Rooms at Amsterdam Hospitality. Prior to this, Emily held the position of General Manager of the Kahler Hospitality Group in Rochester, Minnesota, where she oversaw all day-to-day operations of the Residence Inn by Marriott.

Emily has a BA in Environmental Science and a BA in Urban Studies at Metro, with a minor in Sociology from the University of Augsburg. Emily is a coffee lover and – no surprise here – loves to travel as well as take care of her collection of plants. My favorite places visited so far are Croatia and Barcelona.

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